Book Review of Diary of a Martian: The Discovery
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Diary of a Martian: The Discovery
Written by Stephen B. Haunts
Ages 10+ | 332
Publisher: Adventures in Writing | ISBN-13: 9781916906785
What to Expect: Future, space, friends, aliens, bullying, family
Diary of a Martian is a science fiction story perfect for middle-grade readers.
In the year 2155, climate problems have forced humans to start colonies on Mars. For Elliot, born in the New London Martian colony, life is pretty ordinary, with football games and bullies, trips to the infirmary, and school trips. Then, one particular school science trip changes things forever—a strange door in a volcanic cave suggests that there may be more to Mars than the colonists suspect. Where did the door come from, who put it there, and where does it lead? And, more importantly, could it have anything to do with the accident that killed his mom?
Set within a high-tech, futuristic world of magnetic shoes, artificial atmospheres, and AI assistants, the story is both believable and exciting. Elliot is a relatable character whose curiosity and resilience help him (mostly) deal with the challenges of both adolescence and extraterrestrial adventure. Diary of a Martian raises several thought-provoking questions on topics ranging from climate change and our relationship to nature to what it means to be human, making it a perfect focus for STEM discussions and learning.
Diary of a Martian: The Discovery is exciting, exotic, and perfect for space and alien enthusiasts.
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About the Author
Stephen Haunts is a writer who lives in Derbyshire in the United Kingdom with his wife and two children. Stephen and his family are fans of theme parks and rollercoasters. He’s happiest when hanging upside down and hurtling along a rollercoaster track at 100kph or sitting at his desk writing novels.
For more information, visit www.stephenhauntsfiction.com/diary-of-a-martian.
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